Details

Client:Graskop Gorge Lift Company

Date Commissioned:  June 2017

Date Completed:  December 2017

Location:Blyde River Canyon

Category:Commercial


About

The Graskop Gorge scenic lift takes visitors 51 metres down the face of the gorge into the forest below, where wooden walkways and suspension bridges meander along a 600 metre trail through the indigenous forest with interactive exhibits.

The complex consist of a tourism centre, craft stalls, line shops and restaurant facility and boasts to be the first of its kind in the country.

240 tons of concrete in the foundation only
88 tons of steel was used in the lift shaft
Lift was manufactured by Otis
The total travel distance in the lift is 51m to the bottom of the Gorge, and it travels 1metre per second.